Among the fastest skaters in the NHL, Boedker is a solid two-way forward capable of playing either wing and contributing on offense. Among a growing number of NHL players from Denmark, Boedker, like most Danes, had to leave his homeland in order to pursue a career in hockey.
Boedker played two seasons with Frolunda in Sweden in the Under-18 and junior divisions and the Swedish Elite League. Moving to North America, Boedker played for Kitchener when it won the Ontario Hockey League championship in 2007-08. He had 35 points in 20 playoff games and another six points in five games in the Memorial Cup, where Kitchener lost to Spokane in the final.